Ward Parkway/Fort Worth, TX
Before & After: A remodel featuring a 1940's home nestled in Fort Worth's historic Berkeley Place Neighborhood Association.
I was asked to redesign the kitchen that was added onto the home several decades after its original inception. My first realization upon arriving was that the kitchen looked to be exactly what it was... an addition. Little consideration had been given to preserving the historical integrity of the home.
I have been intrigued with older homes from a young age, and for that reason I am obsessed with preserving elements of their original character, so that's what I set out to do at Ward Parkway. My concept was to remodel the kitchen so that elements of the original architecture echoed throughout (Hello, can you hear me?). But seriously.
Though I am annoyingly nostalgic, I am aware that we live in modern times, and we appreciate our modern conveniences (like a 36" stainless dual gas range oven). It isn't about making it 100% historically accurate, but I like to make people question whether certain parts of the remodel were repurposed from the home's original design. I get a lot of happiness out of making spaces better than I found them.
There are certain homes that have real soul about them, meaning they warm you up and make you feel good. Kind of like that first cup of hot coffee on Sunday morning. That's a feeling I aspire to evoke in my clients.